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Commemoration of tenth anniversary of death of Grand Master Fra’Andrew Bertie

78th Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta died in Rome on 7 February 2008

Rome, 7 February 2018

Grand Master Fra'Andrew Bertie

Grand Master Fra’Andrew BertieA commemorative Mass was celebrated this morning in the Sovereign Order’s chapel in Rome, for the tenth anniversary of the death of Fra’Andrew Bertie.

The celebrant was Prelate Msgr. Jean Laffitte, in the presence of the Lieutenant of the Grand Master Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre and members of the Sovereign Council, the Order’s government.
The Cause of Beatification and Canonization of the Servant of God Fra’ Andrew Bertie continues. Witnesses to his life are currently being heard by the Diocesan Tribunal of Rome.

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